Corning Incorporated introduced the Gorilla Glass 6 with up to 2x better durability compared to Gorilla Glass 5, last month. Today it has announced that OPPO Mobile will be the first mobile device manufacturer to adopt Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on its upcoming model slated for release in the coming weeks. This will likely be the F9 and F9 Pro that are expected to launch in India and several other countries this month.
The OPPO F9 smartphone has been teased with a patterned back in Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue and Starry Purple colors, which could also use the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
Corning said that the Gorilla Glass 6 is the company’s most durable cover glass to date, and added that Corning scientists developed and engineered an entirely new material to address the challenge of multiple drops. On average, in lab tests, Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from 1 meter onto rough surfaces. OPPO Find X and R15 flagship models use Gorilla Glass 5.
Commenting on the partnership with OPPO, John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass, said:
We are excited to have OPPO adopt Gorilla Glass 6. OPPO’s new flagship model will provide consumers, who depend on their smartphone for every interaction in their digital lives, increased protection against multiple drops.
Andy Wu, vice president, OPPO, said:
OPPO and Corning have always maintained a close working relationship, which has enabled a superior user experience for consumers through multiple versions of OPPO smartphones. We are excited to be the first to adopt Gorilla Glass 6 on our upcoming smartphone, and we believe that consumers around the globe will enjoy an unprecedented experience.